The governor of the Brazillian state of Sao Paulo, João Doria, said on Monday, during a press conference, that the state’s 46 million inhabitants will be vaccinated against the COVID-19 until February 2021.
Some 9,000 Brazilian volunteers are participating in the Sinovac vaccine trials, which are being conducted by the Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo city and 11 other locations, including the capital, Brasilia, in partnership with the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech.
On Sunday, Doria said that Sao Paulo is expected to receive 5 million doses of the vaccine until December. With the approval of the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), immunization could begin also in December.
Last Monday, the state administration informed that the institute will start, in November, works to expand its physical structure, in order to accelerate the production of vaccines.